Proposal to adopt Ubuntu 22.04 as the next OS for CF #cf

David Stevenson

CF community -

I'm thinking a lot about the right way to get ahead of the upcoming expiration of Bionic in 2023. Unlike the Xenial=>Bionic stemcell work, this time the container rootfs and stemcell are both going to expire. Here is my proposal to skip Focal (20.04) and instead rapidly execute a transition to 22.04, starting next spring when it is available:

Please comment on the document, or write back to this thread. If there's a lot of contention on the issue, I'll schedule a conversation where anyone can show up and discuss the right path forward.

Thank you, have a great weekend!
-David Stevenson
VMware Sr. Staff Technical Lead
CFF Technical Oversight Committee